Satellite Prison Camp (SPC): Social visits are scheduled on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Low Security Institution: Social visits are scheduled on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and federal holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Visitation on Saturdays and Sundays will be based on an odd/even schedule. Inmates having an odd register number will visit on odd weekend days. Inmates having an even register number will visit on even weekend days. The odd and even number is determined by the fifth digit in the register number.
Inmate John Doe, Reg No. 1234″5″ – 678, would visit on odd number weekend dates.
Inmate John Doe, Reg No. 4321″0″ – 072, would visit on even number weekend dates.
Odd numbers are: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (may visit on all odd weekend dates).
Even numbers are: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 (may visit on all even weekend dates).
Medium Security Institution/United States Penitentiary: Social visits are scheduled on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and federal holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Number of Visitors
If for any reason a visitor has to leave the Visiting Room, the visit will be terminated for the day. Restroom facilities are available for visitors inside the Visiting Room.
Frequency of Visits
Satellite Prison Camp (SPC):Inmates assigned to the SPC are permitted to visit on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays only from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Low Security Institution: Inmates are restricted to the number of visits they may receive. Each inmate will be allotted 15 points at the beginning of each month.
Medium Security Institution: Inmates are restricted to the number of visits they may receive. Each inmate will be allotted 12 points at the beginning of each month.
United States Penitentiary (USP): Inmates are restricted to the number of visits they may receive. Each inmate will be allotted 12 points at the beginning of each month.
The inmate will be charged one point for each weekday visit and two points for each weekend or holiday visit.
Immediate Family Members: Immediate family members are defined as mother, father, step-parents, foster parents, brothers, sisters, wife, and children. Inclusion of a common-law wife will require verification of the relationship.
Other Relatives, Friends and Associates: This includes grandparents, aunts, uncles, in-laws, and cousins. Individuals in this category will ordinarily be granted visiting privileges. Visitation by friends and associates provides a positive and constructive relationship for an inmate. Visiting privileges may be extended to friends and other non-relatives provided the visit does not threaten the safety of the inmate or the security of the institution. The relationship must have been established prior to the inmate’s incarceration. In the majority of these cases, a review will be necessary prior to approval by the Unit Manager. Except for immediate family, visitors will not be placed on more than one inmate’s approved visiting list.
In order to properly control and provide a desirable atmosphere in the visiting area, other relatives, friends, and associates permitted on the inmates approved visiting list will be limited to ten (10).
Persons with Criminal Records: The existence of an arrest history or criminal record(s) does not necessarily preclude visiting privileges. A careful evaluation should be given as to the nature and extent of the criminal record and history in relation to recent criminal activity. These factors should be weighed against the value of the relationship and security of the institution.
Ex-Inmates: Rarely will individuals in this category be permitted to visit. In those instances necessitating such visits, the Associate Warden must give prior approval with recommendation from the Unit Team.
b. New Commitments:
When an approved visiting list is not available, visits for new commitments will be limited to members of their immediate family. A list of immediate family members will be provided to the Unit Team by the inmate, as soon as possible, after arrival to this institution. Ordinarily, members of the immediate family are approved by the Unit Team, after the relationship is verified by the Unit Team. These visitors must have proper identification that would indicate they are members of the inmate’s immediate family. A check of the inmate’s Pre-sentence Investigation Report, if one is available, may be required.
The Unit Team will request information from “potential visitors” who are not members of the inmate’s immediate family, prior to placing the potential visitors on the inmate’s approved visiting list. When a background investigation is necessary before approving a visitor, the inmate will be held responsible for having the release authorization form forwarded to the proposed visitor. The inmate is responsible for postage costs for mailing the BP-S309 and BP-S310.
The Unit Team shall notify the inmate of each approval or disapproval of a requested person for his visiting list. The inmate is responsible for notifying the visitor of the approval or disapproval to visit. The Unit Team is responsible for providing the approved visitor with directions for transportation to and from the institution.
Visiting Restrictions and Overcrowding
The Visiting Room Officer will apply the overcrowding rule to those visitors who entered the Visiting Room first based on their sign-in time. Exceptions will be made for visitors who traveled more than one hundred miles.
one (1) small (receiving type) baby blanket
one (1) formula mix (sealed)
two (2) empty baby bottles (plastic)
three (3) diapers (per child and baby wipes)
one (1) serving spoon (plastic)
two (2) jars of baby food (sealed)
These items may be carried in a clear, see-through type bag. No other food or drink may be brought into the institution by a visitor. The following items are not permitted in the Visiting Room and must be stored prior to entry:
Pager and/or cellular phone
Recording equipment and/or tapes
Radio and/or tape players
Food from outside sources
Newspapers, magazines, books, etc.
Commissary Cards (Inmate Identification Card): Inmate identification cards will be presented for identification purposes and maintained in the Visiting Room desk. If the inmate does not have an inmate identification card, he should report to the Lieutenant’s Office before reporting to the Visiting Room. The Visiting Room Staff will identify all inmates prior to any visitors departing at the completion of Visiting Room hours.
Signatures and Documentation
Attorney visits, including Paralegal, Clerks, and Legal Assistants shall be conducted in accordance with Program Statement 1315.07, Legal Activities, Inmate. Attorney visits will take place in the Visiting Room and will be monitored routinely by the designated Unit Team. Ideally, prior notice from the attorney’s firm/office should be requested at least 72 hours in advance due to the limited number of private attorney booths and the necessity to arrange staff supervision. When a short notice visit is unavoidable, Unit Staff shall review the urgency for approval with the Captain and the Unit Team may coordinate the visit.
Consular Visitors: Whenever it has been determined an inmate is a citizen of a foreign country, the Consular representative of that country shall be permitted to visit on matters of legitimate business. This privilege shall not be withheld even though the inmate may be undergoing disciplinary action. Such visits are arranged and approved by the Executive Assistant.
Law Enforcement Interviews: Ordinarily, the Special Investigative Supervisor (SIS) will approve and coordinate all interviews between law enforcement agencies and inmates. However, in the absence of the SIS, the Captain’s designee will assume this function.
Religious Visits: Religious visits will be conducted during regular visiting hours and will be supervised by the Visiting Room Officer. An inmate who requests a pastoral visit with a clergyman will be required to provide the Chaplain with an Inmate Request to Staff (cop-out). The Chaplain will interview the inmate and explain pastoral visit procedures. The inmate is responsible for providing the Chaplain the telephone number and address of the proposed clergy. Refer to the Special Visits section of Program Statement 5267.08, Visiting Regulations,(5/11/2006).
Business Visitors: No inmate is permitted to actively engage in a business or profession while incarcerated. An inmate who has engaged in a business or profession prior to commitment is expected to assign authority for the operation of such business or profession to a person in the community. Even though the inmate has turned over the operation of a business or profession to another person, there may be an occasion where a decision must be made which will substantially affect the assets or prospects of the business. In such cases, the Warden may permit a special visit.
Special visits will be considered where manpower and time permits. Limited visiting may be authorized upon recommendation of the inmate’s Unit Manager and approval of the Associate Warden.
Detention or Disciplinary Segregation Status
Inmate visitors will be escorted by Visiting Room Officers to the designated video visiting booths located in the General Population Visiting Room at each facility.
The Special Housing Unit (SHU) staff will escort the requested inmate to the assigned video visiting area within the SHU.
Non-contact video visiting will be allowed for all inmates in the unit with the exception of inmates on visiting restriction. Visits will ordinarily be authorized for a one hour period per inmate on Monday and Friday only.
Attorney visits for SHU inmates will be conducted in the Visiting Room in one of the Attorney/client rooms.
All inmates must wear institution issued clothing in the visiting cell consisting of orange shorts, orange T-shirt, socks, underwear, and institution approved shoes.
At the conclusion of the visit, inmates will be escorted back to their assigned cell in the SHU and the inmate visitors will be escorted to the lobby area.
Dress Code for Inmates
All inmates must wear institution issued khakis that are in clean and neat condition. Shirts must be worn and tucked in at all times in the Visiting Room. Inmates will only be allowed to wear institution issued steel-toed shoes. Inmates must be properly groomed and no inmate will be allowed into the Visiting Room if his neglect of personal hygiene would offend others.
Dress Code for Visitors
Garments which reveal portions of the upper torso (i.e., halter tops, midriffs).
Sleeveless garments (i.e., tank tops, spaghetti strap dresses).
Athletic garments (i.e., warm-up suits, sweat pants, sweat shirts, anything with a hood).
Skirts or dresses two or more inches above the knees.
Fatigues, khaki colored or camouflage clothing.
Thong-type/open toed shoes.
See-through or sheer garments (able to see skin tones).
Head wear (with the exception of religious attire), hats, caps, earmuffs, etc.
Form-fitting clothing or low-cut/hip hugger pants.
If a visitor’s apparel is in question, the Institutional Duty Officer and the Operation’s Lieutenant will be notified and will make the final decision.
Identification of Visitors
Valid driver’s license;
State identification card;
Three other forms of identification with full name and signature (e.g., birth certificate), with at least one being a picture identification.
Birth certificates, social security cards, etc., are not considered proper identification. Persons without proper identification will not be permitted to visit. The Operation’s Lieutenant will be notified in cases involving questionable identification. Proper identification of visitors is required for any visitor 16 years or older.